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Course Detail

HS029 - GM Risk Assessment and Notification

This non-accredited course will provide an introduction to the requirements for working with Genetically Modified (Micro) Organisms (GMMO / GMO’s) in the contained laboratory setting. The topics covered include: the principles and legislative requirements of a GM risk assessment (using QMUL GM risk assessment templates), identifying GMMO / GMO hazards and risks to humans and the environment, establishing correct Containment level for the work and the notification process internally within QMUL and externally to the Regulatory Authority.

Duration: 2 hours delivery time via Microsoft Teams

Objectives:
1. Know the hazards and risks arising from working with GMO / GMMO’s
2. Understand the GM Containment Level requirements
3. Know the measures required to contain GMO / GMMO’s from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
4. Be aware of relevant legislation underpinning GM work
5. Be able to conduct a risk assessment of their GM work
6. Be aware of the notification process for GM work.

Certification: A certificate of attendance will be forwarded to delegates on completion of this course

Suitability: For laboratory research, technical and teaching staff working with / intending to work with genetically modified (micro) organisms. (E.g. new PhD, post-doctoral staff and group leaders who intend to conduct GM work).

Requalification / Refresher: Attend and complete the refresher course once every 3 years (HS030 Bio Hazards and GM Agents Refresher).
Bookings: This course is free and bookable via the CPD booking system for QMUL staff / students and Barts Health NHS Trust staff involved in joint projects.

Please note there is a tailored ‘first take’ course covering gene therapy trials in clinical setting, Biosafety and Genetic Modification for Clinical Trials Staff, HS025.

Once booked onto this course, you will receive a calendar invitation to join the Microsoft Teams session.

External organisations: Open to attendees from external organisations but please note this course is geared towards QMUL / Barts Health NHS Trust arrangements. There is normally a fee chargeable to other organisations, please visited the HSD website for more information http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/.

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Know the hazards and risks arising from working with GMO / GMMO’s
  • Understand the GM Containment Level requirements
  • Know the measures required to contain GMO / GMMO’s from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
  • Be aware of relevant legislation underpinning GM work
  • Be able to conduct a risk assessment of their GM work
  • Be aware of the notification process for GM work.

Provided by: Health and Safety

Details

Date: Monday 16 November 2020

Venue: MS Teams Webinar, Online, Online

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


Tutor

  • Dr M Ariyanayagam